Monday, September 29, 2008

Dakota Cassidy Interview and Giveaway

Books, Books and more Books has Dakota Cassidy over at their blog today! She's giving away an ARC (Advanced Reader's Copy) of her upcoming new book "The Accidental Human" so you'll want to hop on over there and comment for a chance to win.
I can definitely recommend Dakota and her books. She is a wonderful author and leaves you with a smile with whatever she writes and how she is personally. I found out all about Dakota when I won an ebook of hers once upon a time, since then I've had her on my favorites list and have anticipated all her books coming to print. Her Accidental series is the most well known. Up to three books now, her first two books "The Accidnetal Werewolf and "Accidentally Dead" were fab and I'm really anticipating "The Accidental Human". If your unfamilar with Dakota and wondering about her books, I would compare her with Mary Janice Davidson, another favorite author of mine. There is just that certain style of humor and sunshine that comes through in her books.
This contest runs until October 3rd 2008 so make sure you enter and good luck!


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Carol McKenzie's Pre-Halloween Party

Come little Pretties. Come to Carol McKenzie's Trick or Treat Chat. It's being held in your honor.

When: October 12th 1:00 til 3:00 PM
Where: loveyoudivine Yahoo Group

Blurbs & Excerpts

She is stirring up some lovely treats for you so come join the chat. But before then... Enter for a chance to win a "Boo" Promo Pak or some other surprise.

To enter send an email to mckbooks(AT)yahoo(DOT)com . In the subject line type Carols Trick or Treat Chat. And in the body describe your favorite costume. The lucky winner will give Carol their snail mail address and soon receive their gift. Entries must be sent by October 12th

Come to Carol McKenzie's Chat at loveyoudivine Yahoo Group
Oct. 12th Prizes 1:00 to 3:00 pm Good Luck!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Coffee Time Romance Giveaways

All Month Long in September! Coffee Time Romance & More is giving away HUGE prize boxes filled with books and goodies. To be entered to win, just send your name and physical mailing address to Alphabet AT coffeetimeromance DOT com . Random drawings held every couple of days and all through September!
And along with that contest I found they have an excellent contest page you might want to visit as well. Answer a few questions about some of your favorite authors and you could win.
But I couldn't close this post without mentioning that Coffee Time Romance is a great site. They have lots of reviews and the inside scoop on the newest books. I've found quite a few new authors while browsing through their pages. And definitely check out their forum. Sign up and talk to other fans and your favorite authors. There are also contests on the forums that are not posted anywhere else. Have fun!


Friday, September 19, 2008

The Forbidden Hunt

The Forbidden Hunt!
Are you ready to search the net for treasure and find new books to read today? The Forbidden Hunt is organized by author of Dark Fantasy and Erotic Romance, Anastasia Rabiyah, and Rene Walden, owner of Forbidden Publications. Forbidden is a diverse publisher of e-books in many varied genres. Due to the adult content of many of our authors' works, YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE to participate in The Forbidden Hunt.

Here are the rules:

1. Below are the participating authors, their websites, and the prize(s) they have offered up. Go to each author's website and locate a hidden icon which looks like this:

2. E-mail a list of all the URLs (website page addresses) where you found the hidden icons to: TheForbiddenHunt AT the spaces and change the AT to an @. This prevents us from receiveing web crawler Spam.)Include your name and mailing address. The Hunt begins September 1, 2008 and ends September 30, 2008. Incomplete entries or entries received after September 30, will be discarded.

3. One entry per person. All prizes will be awarded by random drawing. Prizes donated by authors will be the responsibility of the author to distribute. The grand prize Treasure Box will be sent out by Forbidden Publications.

There is one grand prize that will be awarded to a lucky winner, a treasure box stuffed with goodies donated by participating Forbidden Publications authors. The treasure box includes:
2 Papyrus Bookmarks
Aromatherapy Milk Bath, Body Tonic, and Body Lotion
2 Relaxation CD's
Matching Wooden Bead Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings
Designer Notepads and pen set
Victoria's Secret Endless Love Body Scrub
4 Beaded Book Thongs
Silver Byzantine Bracelet
Valentine Teaser CD by Cricket Sawyer
A Matter of Trust CD by Laura Shinn
A Matter of Trust Laminated Bookmark
Promo pack from Yolanda Sfetsos
Macramé necklace
2 Rings of hope
Macramé bracelet
Autographed promo pack from Donna Michaels
Donna Michaels T shirt
Gift pack from Anastasia Rabiyah (decorator tin, playing cards, temporary tattoos, etc)
Leather journal
FP T shirt
FP notepad
FP keychain
FP teaser CD
Wood and Brass treasure box

Participating Authors:

Anastasia Rabiyah
Prize Offered: Any e-book off her Forbidden Publications back list.

Rachel D. Thompson
Prize: Free copy of Demon's Torment and a future download of Avery and the Devil

Yolanda Sfetsos
Prize: an e-book copy of Myth Hunter 1, Blood Chase.

Gavin Atlas
Prize: a copy of Claiming Danny (e-book) *explicit m/m
FREE READ: Gavin is also offering a free read of his m/m story "Wet Pass" to all participants. E-mail him at: gavinatlas AT (remove the spaces and change to @) with the subject line "I've Gone on the Forbidden Hunt!" to receive a copy!

T.J. Killian
Prize: download ARC of Heat of Battle or Beltane Rising

Cricket Sawyer
Prize: a PDF copy of Valentine Express

Lillith Payne
Prize: An e-book copy of The Virgin Widow

Diana Castilleja
Prize: A selection from her back list of releases. Winner's Choice

Aline de Chevigny
Prize: Copy of Merry Christmas to Me and a surprise gift.

Janet Durbin
Prize: A downloadable copy of Innocence Taken, along with some autographed bookmarks and a t-shirt with the book design on it.

Tara S. Nichols
Prize: A silver byzantine bracelet

Brieanna Robertson
Prize: One Free download of winner's choice of her Forbidden titles

Sandra K. Marshall
Prize: A $10 Gift Card to Barnes & Noble

Laura Shinn
Prize: Download of a Matter of Trust

Darcy Campbell
Prize: A download of Politician's Son.

Emily Wade-Reid
Prize: A download of Bouzwha Princess Final Reckoning and a $25 Gift Card for Bath and Body Works

Gwen Masters
Prize: an ebook copy of After All These Years, as well as an autographed copy of an erotic anthology featuring a few of her stories.

Veronica Arch
Prize: Download copy of Serame's Gift

Rene Walden
Prize: A book CD and The Hunt goodies

Crymsyn Hart
Prize: A download copy of her e-book A Conspiracy of Ravens

Ellen Ashe
Prize: Free PDF of The Seagrass Whore

Jacques Gerard
Prize: A download of The Barefoot Burglar

Cassidy McKay
Prize: A download of The Midas Touch

Piper Evyns
Prize: A download of Wet and Wild: Courting Damnation

Donna Michaels
Prize: Free PDF of one of her Forbidden Titles--Winner's Choice

A.C. Croom
Prize: Assorted Cover Flats and Bookmarks and a free download copy of one of his Forbidden titles-winner's choice.

Jamie Hill
Prize: Free download of the e-book One Hot Cayman Night

Adelle Laudan
Prize: Free Download of Juliana OR Destination Unknown

Cia Leah
Prize: A free PDF copy of Wild and Sassy and Mind Realm

Collette Thomas
Prize: Handcrafted Macrame' Necklace ($10 Value)

S.D. Grady
Prize: A free download of The Elements of Love

Happy Hunting!


Confessions of a Literary Persuasion & Joy Nash Giveaway

Confessions of Literary Persuasion is hosting a contest with Joy Nash. Celebrating Joy Nash's 50 Books in 50 Days tour online as she counts down to the release of her new Immortals book "The Crossing". So hop on over and comment for a chance to win.


USA Today Bestselling Author Joy Nash returns with another installment in Dorchester Publishing's Nationally Bestselling multi-author series, IMMORTALS.

Demigod Manannán mac Lir (Mac) is on the trail of Artemis Black, a stunningly dangerous woman who's inexplicably able to intertwine life magic with death magic. For the safety of his people, he should destroy the desperate witch—once he learns her darkest secrets.

Readers of paranormal romance and urban fantasy will enjoy this adventure filled with black magic, nasty demons, hot immortals, dark humor, steamy sex, and a heart-thumping descent into a modern version of Dante's Hell. Available September 30. 2008.

Contest runs until September 24th so make you visit and comment. Good luck!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Twolips Reviews Anniversary Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to TwoLips Reviews Anniversary Scavenger Hunt!

We at TwoLips Reviews couldn’t be prouder as we celebrate our second anniversary. Our contest opens on September 1st and ends at midnight EST on September 30th. Winners will be announced on October 5th on our Talking Two Lips chat group!

You must find all the authors icons, along with two hidden on, and mail them in one email to: contest@twolipsreviews.comThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it. In order to have a valid entry, contestants must list all authors with the URLs of the icons, give full name and address, as well as their emails. Please place “TwoLips Scavenger Hunt Entry” as the message of your email. International contestants are welcome but will only be eligible for ebook prizes due to the high cost of mailing.

What can you win? Go to our Talking TwoLips Yahoo Group and see!

Here is what you are looking for:

Our authors, publishers, and vendors have been extremely generous. You can win ebooks, goodie bags, autographed books, gift certificates and more! Good luck finding all the icons!

Jon Michaelson has graciously offered to all contestants a free m/m pdf mini-read of one of his latest books! If you would like this, please send an email to contests@twolipsreviews.comThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it with the message “Please send me Jon’s teaser” and we will gladly send it to you.


Adriana Kraft
Aline de Chevigny
Amanda Burns
Amie Stuart
Anastasia Rabiyah
Anne Rainey
Ashley Ladd
Bekki Lynn
Beth Wylde
Bianca D’Arc
Bonnie Rose Leigh
Beth Williamson
Brenda Williamson
Cassidy McKay
Ciana Stone
Cindy Spencer Pape
Claire Thompson
Cynthia Eden
Dakota Rebel
Debbie Doggett
Dee S Knight
Delilah Devlin
Denise Belinda McDonald
Denise Skelton
Destiny Blaine
Diana Castilleja
Elaine Cantrell
Elizabeth Amber
Elizabeth Black
Elaine Cantrell
Ellen Ashe
eTreasures Publishing
Felicia Forella
Francis Drake
Isabelle Drake
Jamie Hill
Jana Richards
Jane Leopold Quinn
Jennifer Campbell
Jennifer Cole
Jodi Lynn Copeland
Joey W Hill
Jon Michaelsen
Josh Lanyon
Jude Mason
Judith Rochelle
Julia Templeton
Kacey Smith
Kate Hill
KyAnn Waters
LA Day
Lee Silver
Linda Mooney
Marie Rochelle
Marilu Mann
Marty Rayne
Melinda Barron
Mona Risk
Mychael Black
Nalini Singh
Nathalie Gray
Nicole Austin
Nina Pierce
Paige Tyler
Qwillia Rain
Rachel D Thompson
Rayne Forrest
Renee Knowles
Regina Carlysle
Rowena Cherry
Savannah Chase
Selena Illyria
Sheryl Brennan
Sierra Dafoe
Sophia Danu
Susan Lyons
Tabitha Shay
Teri Thackston
Tess MacKall
Tilly Greene
Titania Ladley
TJ Killian
Tori Anne
Tracy Goodwin

Please make it a point to stop, look, and add to your tbr piles during our hunt. Kate Hoffman is another author who graciously gave us a copy of her book, to celebrate our birthday!

Good luck and happy hunting!


Torquere Press Scavenger Hunt

Who’s up for a Scavenger Hunt? For more info and direct links to all the authors visit:

Come on, folks! Get your hunting boots on and slap on some camouflage! To celebrate Torquere Press’ anniversary, we’ve gotten together with some of your favorite Torquere Press authors to create a Scavenger Hunt Contest! Visit each participating author’s webpage to collect clues, get them all correct and you could win a fabulous Kindle E-book reader loaded with Torquere Press books!

The Hunt is pretty simple. A list of participating authors and their websites can be found here at this page, beginning September 1, 2008.

Visit each site and search the pages for the Torquere Press button, which will feature a letter of the alphabet. Return to this page once you’ve collected ALL of the letters and fill the author names in next to the appropriate letter. One winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries. There will be one clue a day offered on the Torquere Press Travelling through Relationships- beginning September 1! The contest will run from September 1 to September 30, 2008, starting and ending at 12:00 midnight CST. Must be 18 to enter.
List of participating authors:

Beth Wylde
Addison Albright
Angela Benedetti
Mychael Black
James Buchanan
Laney Cairo
Alex Draven
Dakota Flint
Cassandra Gold
James Hogue
Misa Izanaki
Winnie Jerome
Jenna Jones
Cat Kane
Kiernan Kelly
Jourdan Lane
Kara Larson
Margaret Leigh
Clare London
Jay Lygon
Syd McGinley / Dr. Fell
Sean Michael
Zoe Nichols
Chris Owen
Jodi Payne
Cassidy Ryan
JM Snyder
Angelia Sparrow
Mel Spenser
Julia Talbot
Tory Temple
BA Tortuga
Stephanie Vaughan
AJ Wilde
GS Wiley
Laine Williams
Stevie Woods
Kit Zheng

Good luck!


Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Jessica Tudor!

Jessica Tudor's birthday is coming up on September 18th and she wants to celebrate with us even as we celebrate with her. So if you visit her blog you'll see posts counting down to the big event with books that you can win as well. So hop on over and wish Jessica the best birthday and you might even come away with a little something extra. Happy Birthday Jessica! I hope you have a fab birthday and get everything you wish for.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Chosen Sin Celebration!

Click the above or here to get in on the celebration. Good luck to those who enter and a huge congratulations to Anya Bast! I'm definitely eager for this book to hit the shelves!


More BBAW Giveaways

Next week, there will be over 100 books, and many other delights given away on My Friend Amy's blog. More information on that is to come.

In the meantime, here are other bloggers planning giveaways for the week of BBAW.

1. KristieJ/Katiebabs
2. Time Paradox and Gift Card Giveaway
3. Anna/OCD, vampires, and rants, oh my!
4. Laurie Wood
5. Ann @
6. Literary Escapism
7. Bookroomreviews(3 winners)
8. Jen (Jen's Book Thoughts)
9. This Book For Free
10. Caribousmom (The Heretic's Daughter- ends 9/17)
11. On My Bookshelf
12. Rhapsody In Books
13. Tara's View on Books
14. Tami from Tree Swing Reading
15. chartroose
16. Loopyloo100 - win a puzzle ebook
17. Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog
18. Literarily - A giveaway each day of BBAW
19. LisaMM
20. Fyrefly's Book Blog
21. Marilyn's Romance Reviews
22. Romance Author Buzz
23. Romancing the Desert - Sheikh Books
24. A Novel Menagerie
25. Books on the Nightstand
26. Christine
27. Jennifer (Literate Housewife)
28. Jennifer (Literate Housewife)
29. Caribousmom (Guernica - ends 9/19)
30. Alpha Heroes: hardback copy of Kushiel's Mercy
31. Socrates' Book Reviews
32. Yasmin
33. Aerin

Good Luck!


The BBAW Big Giveaway!

If you follow along for the festivities of BBAW at My Friend Amy, you will find many chances to win LOTS of goodies! Like what? Well have a look below. All of these things will be given away between September 15-19. There will be a huge variety of ways to win them and giveaways will be announced constantly throughout the week. So be sure to check in often!

A HUGE thank you to Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group USA, Harlequin, The B&B Media Group, Shera of SNS Blog Design, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, Catherine Delors, Pamela Binnings Ewen, Andromeda Romano-Lax, Ceceilia Dowdy, Sormag, Book Club Girl, Savvy Verse and Wit, Cafe of Dreams, Fashionista Piranha, and Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?.

Daily Raffles:
Monday--Books and Chocolate sponsored by My Friend Amy and Hey Lady! Whatcha' Readin?
Tuesday--Books and Going Green sponsored by My Friend Amy
Wednesday--Books and Coffee sponsored by My Friend Amy
Thursday--Books and Charity sponsored by My Friend Amy and Fashionista Piranha
Friday--Books and Movies sponsored by My Friend Amy

Win a Book Club Girl Hostess Survival Kit!
Do you find it's your turn to host book club and not only do you not know what to serve but you don't know what books to offer up for the next month's selection?! Let Book Club Girl come to your rescue with the Book Club Girl Hostess Survival Kit.

One lucky winner of the kit will receive:

* A basket of cheese, crackers, cookies and wine for up to 12 people
* 5 great book group books to vote on for your group's next pick. And Book Club Girl will then donate 12 copies whichever book is chosen for your entire group to read.
* 12 Book Club Girl mousepads to give out as party favors that night
* 12 Book Club Girl bookmarks to mark everyone's favorite passages
* 12 Book Club Girl coasters to protect your coffee table from all those wine glasses!

TWO SORMAG Goody Bags containing books and more!

A Special Pamper Me Basket from Cafe of Dreams!
From Avon Foot Works
~ Inflatable watermelon shaped foot tub
~ 3.4 FL oz Watermelon Cooling Foot Lotion
~ 3.4 FL oz Watermelon Exfoliating Foot Scrub
~ 12 count Watermelon Effervescent Foot Tablets
~ An ARC of So Long At The Fair by Christina Schwarz
~ A variety of Hot Chocolate and Tea mixes

A pre-made blog template from SNSDesign!

A Subscription to Poetry Magazine from Savvy Verse and Wit!

Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors
The Moon in the Mango Tree by Pamela Binnings Ewen
The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax
John's Quest by Cecelia Dowdy
Confessions of a Contractor by Richard Murphy
Acedia & Me by Kathleen Norris
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer
Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
A Tale Out of Luck by Willie Nelson with Mike Blakely
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken
Exit Music by Ian Rankin
The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik
Gunmetal Black by Daniel Serrano
Isolation by Travis Thrasher
The Miracle Girls by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
Every Freaking! Day With Rachell Ray by Elizabeth Hilts
Dewey by Vicki Myron
The Shiniest Jewel by Marian Henley
Keep the Faith by Faith Evans
The Book of Calamities by Peter Trachtenberg
A is for Atticus by Lorilee Craker
After the Fire by Robin Gaby Fisher
Mike's Election Guide by Michael Moore
War as They Knew It by Michael Rosenberg
Fixing Hell By Col. (ret.) Larry C. James
Wild Boy: My Life with Duran Duran by Andy Taylor
The Last Under-Cover: The True Story of an FBI Agent's Dangerous Dance with Evil By Bob Hamer
Border Lass by Amanda Scott
Insatiable Desire by Rita Heron
Hungry for More by Diana Holquist
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Trespassers Will Be Baptized by Elizabeth Emerson Hancock
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Trish Ryan
Never Surrender by General Jerry Boykin
Dream in Color by Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, Congresswoman Loretta Sánchez
Beyond Belief by Josh Hamilton
Cobain Unseen by Charles R. Cross
Doing Business in 21st Century India by Gunjan Bagla
Branding Only Works on Cattle by Jonathan Salem Baskin
Launching a Leadership Revolution by Chris Brady, Orrin Woodward
How to Hear from God by Joyce Meyer
Knowing Right from Wrong by Thomas D. Williams
Pope John Paul II: An Intimate Life by Caroline Pigozzi
Pure by Rebecca St. James
He Loves Me! by Wayne Jacobson
So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore by Wayne Jacobson and Dave Coleman
Move On, Move Up by Paula White
The Rosary by Gary Jansen
Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Right Livelihoods by Rick Moody
by George by Wesley Stace
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh
Dead Boys by Richard Lange
The Gifted Gabaldon Sisters by Lorraine Lopez
Sisterchicks Go Brit! by Robin Jones Gunn
Beyond the Night by Marlo Schalesky
With Endless Sight by Allison Pittman
Harlequin Titles: To Be Announced

Many other blogs are giving away books and prizes for BBAW as well! You can see the links to all of these giveaways here.

Interested in gaining entries into the daily raffles? Post this complete list on your blog with links and you'll earn two extra entries!


Monday, September 08, 2008

A Name For a Pirate

Why a Pirate Name Contest?

Every pirate worth his salt needs a wicked pirate name to send terror into the hearts of his adversaries. As they said in THE PRINCESS BRIDE, "Who'd ever fear the Dread Pirate Wesley?" Edward Teach became the infamous Blackbeard. Gabriel Drake, the hero in PLEASURING THE PIRATE was known as "The Cornish Dragon." A name evokes the essence of a character. So do your worst! Send Emily Bryan your most fearsome pirate name! Or your funniest pirate name! Or a female pirate name! Your choice!

How do You enter?

Click over to Emily's Contest page and fill in the entry form. Type PIRATE NAME in the comment section and then your original pirate name. Emily will post the names here for everyone to see. On September 19th ~ INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY ~ She will whittle the field down to just the 10 most inventive entries. Then Emily will need your help again. Visitors to this website will get to vote on the final entries. Voting stops on ~ you guessed it ~ Election Day, November 4th!

What can You win?

For starters, you'll win signed copies of her entire backlist, PLEASURING THE PIRATE, DISTRACTING THE DUCHESS, SILK DREAMS, ERINSONG and MAIDENSONG. Plus, Emily will fill a box with books she picked up at RWA in San Francisco, many of them signed by the author! Then for good measure, She will toss in a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble.

Sounds like someone's going to make out like a . . . pirate! So get on over to Emily Bryan's website and sign up. Good luck matey!